Technically, Goudey’s last baseball card set was issued in 1941. But you’ll excuse collectors for wishing the company called it quits three years before that. The 1938 Goudey set isn’t perfect by any means, but compared to the hastily-produced disaster that was the 1941 release, the 1938 issue would have been a far better sendoff for the legendary company that dominated the baseball card landscape in the 1930s. Diving In Designated as R323 in Jefferson Burdick’s American Card Catalog, Goudey’s 1938 ‘Heads Up’ set was a 48-card release. While there are a total of 48 cards in it, the issue…

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Anson Whaley

A lifelong collector, Anson’s collecting focus is on pre-war sports cards and in building sets. He’s also a closet Dwight Gooden and wrestling Rookie Card collector. Got a question or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @PreWarCards or @GoodenCollector.

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